German Chest Pain Unit (CPU)-Register
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Deutsches CPU-Register. Unterstützt Durch Die Deutsche Gesellschaft für Kardiologie.|
- Internal and external validation of the medical care quality in the field of Chest Pain Units [ Time Frame: hospital stay ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]including benchmark reports and risk adjusted comparisons.
- Documentation of CPU complications [ Time Frame: up to 30 hours on average ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]including mortality, serious but non-fatal complications (e.g. stroke, heavy and moderate bleedings) as well as documentation of the medication at hospital discharge
- Documentation of long-term mortality and serious but non-fatal complications [ Time Frame: 3 months after discharge ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]as well as additional hospital admissions and medication
|Study Start Date:||December 2008|
|Study Completion Date:||December 2015|
|Primary Completion Date:||December 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
The aim of a Chest Pain Unit (CPU) is to clarify unclear chest pain quickly and specifically. Present data from Germany, the USA and England prove that the organisation models of a CPU lead beside a drastic reduction of mortality also to a cost reduction as well as a shortening of the average inpatient hospital stays.
Therefore it seems reasonable to assign a minimum standard to CPUs. Although there are internationally already standards for CPUs up to complete certification programmes, it is an explicit wish of the German society for cardiology (DGK) to create an own standard which considers on the national circumstances.
The aim of the CPU register is the internal and external validation of the care quality of CPU including Benchmark reports and risk-adjusted comparisons.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01197716
|Study Chair:||Harald Darius, MD||Vivantes Klinikum Neukölln|